Another reason for the differences between the position statistics and the AMNE
statistics is that the AMNE
statistics, unlike the position statistics, are not adjusted for the percentage of U.
multinational enterprise transfers the ownership of some or all of its foreign affiliates to its new foreign owner, both the outward position and the outward AMNE
statistics will generally be affected.
Detailed preliminary statistics from the 2012 Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (inward AMNE statistics) have been posted in electronic files that can be downloaded at no charge from BEA's Web site.
Detailed inward AMNE statistics beginning with statistics for 1977 and including newly revised statistics for 2011 and information about these products and how to access them are available on BEA's Web site.
Indirect ownership of affiliates, especially through holding companies, appears to be the most important factor accounting for differences between the position statistics and the AMNE
statistics in the patterns of investment by country or by industry.